Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Xenophobia in South Africa’s Schools

Xenophobia in South Africa's Schools

Graffiti on the wall of Albert Street School in Johannesburg, South Africa. The school was set up after the Xenophobic attacks in 2008 to provide a safe haven for the children of foreign migrants. Several years later it is still taking in foreigners as they battle to get into government run schools.


The Man Who Designed South Africa’s Iconic Flag

To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa I travelled to Pretoria to interview Fred Brownell, the man who designed the country’s iconic flag. He got the original idea for the design from the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests, but it nearly ended up looking like the nuclear peace symbol. Two decades […]


The Man Who Designed The Flag of South Africa

The Man Who Designed The Flag of South Africa

South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy. Did you know that the new flag of South Africa was inspired by the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests? Or that it nearly ended up looking like this one, which mirrored the nuclear peace symbol? Today the flag is universally loved by South Africans and […]